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Senator Patty Murray Awarded Children's Champion Award, 2013

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has awarded Senator Patty Murray (WA) their 2013 Children's Champion Award for her ongoing efforts to fight for the federal programs and services that support our neediest students and families.  Read more.

National Task Force on Bullying

Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges and Universities (79 pages) "Bullying" or "victimization"? A new primer on bullying was released at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, the USA's largest education research organization. Dr. Ron Astor, University of Southern California (one of this year's conference presenters) and Dr. Dorothy Espelage, University of Illinois co-chaired the AERA's National Task Force on Bullying. The association commissioned the research last year in the wake of several high-profile bullying cases and school shootings to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. See USA Today for brief piece. May, 2013

Responding to the Connecticut School Shooting

Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement regarding the Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S.   Today's position statement has been endorsed by more than 100 professional organizations representing well over 4 million professionals including the School Social Work Association of America. 

Position Statement:  Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement  December 19, 2012

Press Release:  Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence:  Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement   December 19, 2012  

 Responding to Tragedy    SSWAA's EBlast Communication sent to everyone on our database (members and non-members) providing a response and website resources to School Social Workers, Parents and Educators.  December 16, 2012


Representative Gwen Moore is Awarded the Children's Champion Award   June 19, 2011

School Social Worker Named "Teacher of the Year"    April 18, 2011

Surgeon General Report on Mental Health  December 13, 1999

Surgeon General Report:  Mental Health: Culture, Race & Ethnicity   August, 2001

Surgeon General Report on Youth Violence  2001

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